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UK Navy trials onboard Wi-Fi

NSSLGlobal has announced that it is conducting a trial of its Wi-Fi service across selected ships for the British Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, to allow crew to use their personal devices to connect with internet services and applications.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Wi-Fi service is an all-in-one access control facility deployed as a gateway for managing Wi-Fi hotspots, providing access over existing ship bearers (whether satellite, ADSL or 3G/4G).

The service has coverage across the main recreational areas of the vessel and will allow sailors to access social media applications such as Facebook, news and personal banking.

"NSSLGlobal has a proven track record in the commercial maritime sector. Our customisable VSAT IP@SEA equipment and services can be found on board hundreds of vessels, from fishing boats to super yachts, and tankers to Royal Navy Frigates,” said Sally-Anne Ray, managing director of NSSLGlobal.

“The service helps to build and maintain operational connectivity as well as providing limitless, always available telephony and internet access for crew. Whilst Navy vessels are officially exempt from Maritime Labour Convention 2006, the Navy recognises the importance to morale and productivity of enabling personnel to stay in contact with friends and family whilst at sea.”

“However, they also appreciate that this must not compromise the Navy’s strict security and safety standards in any way. Our service has enabled them to find a perfect compromise.”{/mprestriction}

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